HONOURABLE MINISTER OF MINERAL RESOURCES
Mr SAMSON GWEDE MANTASHE
ON THE OCCASION OF THE DEBATE ON VOTE 29: Mineral Resources
15th May 2018, Cape Town
Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, Cde Godfrey Oliphant
Chairperson and Members of the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources. We take this moment, once more, to send condolences to Cde Zet Luzipho and his family, who buried their father this past weekend.
As Nelson Mandela intimated, we have always known that our freedom would be incomplete until the people of Palestine are also free. These words are even more true today, having witnessed the carnage meted out by the Israeli forces in Gaza yesterday.
We send our sympathies and solidarity to the people of Palestine. We commend the Department of International Relations for its response by withdrawing our country’s Ambassador to Israel. Such is our commitment to our solidarity, as the ANC.